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This is the main page for the Fedora Ambassador Day for North America, which is a FAD focused on planning future events, areas of concentration, and ambassador processes in North America.

This FAD is in the brainstorming phase!
If you would like to help plan this event, please come to a FamNA meeting. Additional information and actions can be found on the event's ticket.

Proposed Accomodations

Northern California


  1. Our purpose is to... complete with the following primary goals:
    • Make Ambadassadors more awesome
    • Make contributing easier.
    • primary goal
  2. In addition, we will attempt to complete the following secondary goals as time allows:
    • Identifying the best candidates to teach new skills to (in relation to folks from other Distros- as well as other types of geeks like gamers
    • Creation of local Fedora groups
    • secondary goal

Detailed Work Items & Final Attendees

Planning Prerequisites

See the How to organize a FAD list; you can keep your to-do list here.

  • Completed work item
  • Work out budget
  • Decide on Dates and Location
  • Arrange Facilities
  • List Resources
    • Local folks for driving/picking up folks, 3 nearby airports, numerous locations to choose from
  • Be Somewhat Structured
  • Arrange Lodging
  • Arrange Refreshments
  • Arrange a Social Event
    • If we use 20th and Mission, an open bar event is most likely included
  • Beefy Miracle cutout is needed.
  • Another action item
  • Another action item

Planning Prerequisite Brainstorming

  1. Proposed Purposes and Goals
    1. Help people polish some new presentations they might want to give on Fedora
    2. Solving logistical problems or discussing how to get new ambassadors or having more mentors
    3. Planning who is covering what for major events in the coming year or so
    4. Are there any swag/distribution issues or ideas for improving those processes
    5. Can ambassadors help promote Fedora things within the Fedora Project (like FADs for non-ambassadors)
    6. Evaluating the how-to-get involved processes/updating them then making how to videos about them :)
    7. Media/educational campaigns such as videos for local cable access, or even a weekly/monthly cable access show featuring open source, specifically fedora?
    8. Can ambassadors work more effectively with marketing or should ambassadors tackle some neglected tasks in that area
    9. Fix processes that are confusing or not well documented (handling funding requests, getting mentors and the whole concept of mentoring, effective use of trac instances)
  2. Location Ideas: When proposing a location, keep travel costs in mind. A good FAD location should be close to an airport, not have limited (and therefore usually expensive) transportation options, have free workshop/meeting facilities (with few distractions), is not co-located with another event, and preferrably is in the area where the organizer lives.
    1. Phoenix, AZ but it's 'hella hot'
    2. Orlando, FL
    3. Atlanta, GA
    4. FAD at a cabana
    5. Austin, TX
    6. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    7. Jacksonville, FL
    8. Stanford, CA aka San Francisco, CA
    9. Salt Lake City, Utah (It's beautiful here and plenty of nightlife, good transport, Delta hub, etc.)
    10. Florence, SC
  3. Proposed Dates: FADs are typically 2-3 days.
    1. Same time as FAD_EMEA_2012


  1. Location:
  2. Date:
  3. Schedule
    • Participants arrive at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
    • Schedule item
    • Schedule item
    • Schedule item
    • Participants leave at THIS_TIME_AND_DATE
  4. Important skills (one or more)
    • skill
    • skill
    • skill
  5. Personnel (people who might fit the bill)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • Name (location, role) Confirmed? (Y/N)
    • others?
  6. Other considerations
    • Contributor V can offer a living room for evening social gatherings.
    • Contributor W has a car and is willing to do airport pick-ups.
    • Contributor X needs as much advance notice as possible.
    • Contributor Y has a schedule that is better on Fridays than on Tuesdays, and prefers weekend times after 4:28 AM.
    • Contributor Z is allergic to peanuts.

Local people


Snacks/Beverages: Details go here.

Lunch: Details go here.

Dinner: Details go here.


If you want funding - you will need to talk to newly formed OSAS - talk to Ruth Suehle. If you can find other ways to fund your FAD, that's great too!

Contributor Dept Arrv Dept Arrv Cost
Name Travel to FAD, departure Travel to FAD, arrival Travel from FAD, departure Travel from FAD, arrival Ticket cost
Name Travel to FAD, departure Travel to FAD, arrival Travel from FAD, departure Travel from FAD, arrival Ticket cost
Name Travel to FAD, departure Travel to FAD, arrival Travel from FAD, departure Travel from FAD, arrival Ticket cost
  1. Travel: $A for airfare, bus, train, etc. funding needed to get attendees to the FAD
  2. Housing: $B for hotel, etc. needed to have attendees sleep during the FAD
    • link to hotel room booking website, if applicable
  3. Space: $C for renting space to hack in, if applicable
    • address and travel details for the space
  4. Supplies: $D for anything else you may need
    • item
    • item
    • item

Total budget: $A+B+C+D